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Smith/Schmidt/Smyth/Smythe One Name Study- Smith Name Origins Report
The Smith Project has the Smith One Name Study at Guild of One Name Studies (GOONS). This report is to show originating origins for Smith surnames when known.


Smith, Smithe, Smythe, and the patronymics Smiths, and Smithson, this is the most popular surname in the English speaking world.  Schmidt is the German equivalent of Smith
Dictionary
noun
1.
a worker in metal.
2.
a blacksmith.
verb (used with object)
3.
to forge on an anvil; form by heating and pounding: to smith armor.
Origin: 
before 900;  (noun) Middle English, Old English;  cognate with German Schmied, Old Norse smithr, Gothic -smitha;  (v.) Middle English smithen, Old English smithian;  cognate with Old Norse smitha, Gothic gasmithōn
[Old English; related to Old Norse smithr,  Old High German smid,  Middle Low German smīde  jewellery,Greek smilē  carving knife]

Some of the families of Smith are descended from Neil Cromb, third son of Murdoch, Chief of Clan Chattan

"From whence comes 'Smith,' all be he knight or squire, But from the 'Smith' that 'forgeth' at the fire ?" Verstegan. 

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